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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What about molar pregnancy?

What  about molar pregnancy?

Dangerous: Hydatidiform mole is a highly abnormal change in the embryo and requires skilled medical advice. ...Read more

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Took 3 pregnancy tests and all say negative a week before my period. Should i stop worrying about being pregnant?

Took 3 pregnancy tests and all say negative a week before my period. Should i stop worrying about being pregnant?

Depends: Most pregnancy tests are able to determine pregnancy when you have already missed the period. If you are taking the tests because you had unprotected sex, it is possible that you are taking the tests too early. You should see a doctor about birth control so that you dont have to worry every month. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy after tubal pregnancy?

Can you tell me about pregnancy after tubal pregnancy?

Need time to: allow tube to heal before trying to conceive again. It does increase risk of having another ectopic pregnancy. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy then throughout pregnancy?

Can you tell me about pregnancy then throughout pregnancy?

What is the question: Not sure what you are trying to ask? Would be helpful if you are specific and not so geneal? Best Wishes ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy scare! possible 3 week pregnancy?

Can you tell me about pregnancy scare! possible 3 week pregnancy?

Scare versus known: A pregnancy scare means that a pregnancy test hasn't been run and if not, then do so and make it a "known" entity or not. ...Read more

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What do you think about teenage pregnancy and abortions?

What do you think about teenage pregnancy and abortions?

Political question: Not strictly a medical question.Teenage pregnancy should not occur in the first place.If it does occur then they are stuck with it and a heavy responsibility falls on the unprepared shoulders of the adolescent parents and their families. ...Read more

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What to do about implantation bleeding and home pregnancy tests.?

What to do about implantation bleeding and home pregnancy tests.?

See below: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If the result is negative repeat the test in 3-4 days, if you do not get your period by then. Please seek care from a doctor to protect your and your baby's health. ...Read more

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So worried about spotting during first trimester of pregnancy?

So worried about spotting during first trimester of pregnancy?

CALL YOUR OB DOC: If u are worried that is your OB doc's job, he or she can examine you do blood work and an ultrasound to make sure everything is ok , u can often have spotting and everything turns out fine but your doc will need to detrmine that. ...Read more

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What do you know about fluoxetine during pregnancy?

What do you know about fluoxetine during pregnancy?

Prozac (fluoxetine) and pregnancy: Some studies have shown that fluoxetine can cause lower birth weight in the baby. There haven't been alot of good long term studies with this medication and pregnancy. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is there any pregnancy home test that can pick up the hCG about 3 weeks before missed period?

Is there any pregnancy home test that can pick up the  hCG about 3 weeks before missed period?

Pregnancy test: Ovulation typically occurs 2 weeks before a period. So, technically, you would not be pregnant 3 weeks before your period. Therefore, no test will be positive. ...Read more

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Bleeding (not heavy), no fetal heartbeat, slight cramps at 8 weeks pregnant. OB says not to worry but wait a while. worried about missed abortion.

Bleeding (not heavy), no fetal heartbeat, slight cramps at 8 weeks pregnant. OB says not to worry but wait a while. worried about missed abortion.

Concerned: At 8 weeks you should be able to see a fetal heartbeat. The combination of cramping, bleeding and no heart-beat is concerning for a miscarriage. Sometimes its wise to wait in case you are not as far along as you think. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have anxiety I worry about everything. Should I just wait to worry until something bad happens? I worry about future negative outcome

I have anxiety I worry about everything. Should I just wait to worry until something bad happens? I worry about future negative outcome

Definitely!: Worrying was once described by a wise person to be like making interest payments on a car before you buy one. Few would do that foolish a thing, but many worry about things that never happen and thereby neglect things that are happening and it all gets very messy. You've got a good idea. But don't forget to think - that'sa very different thing from worry! Pay attention. It's worth a lot. Best! ...Read more

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Can my being pregnant give me heart burn? I'm about 5weeks. Scan saw nothing. Blood test positive for pregnancy

Can my being pregnant give me heart burn? I'm about 5weeks. Scan saw nothing. Blood test positive for pregnancy

Absolutely: Though more common in later pregnancy, heartburn is one of the issues pregnant women may deal with throughout their pregnancy. Ultrasound would not help evaluate heartburn in this situation. Changes in gastrointestinal function, including heartburn, are very common during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What to do about pain at 34 weeks pregnancy?

What to do about pain at 34 weeks pregnancy?

Consider : acupuncture in lieu of medications. It is safe, effective & doesn't carry unnecessary risks to the baby. ...Read more

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I always find myself worrying. I worry about everything even things that haven't happened. What's wrong with me?

I always find myself worrying. I worry about everything even things that haven't happened. What's wrong with me?

ANXIETY POSSIBLY: Sounds like anxiety and it seems rather generalized with a lot of anticipation and what ifs. See your physician and get treatment with either therapy or medications or both if necessary. Many great treatments for anxiety are available. ...Read more

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Pregnancy test negative but two months late with pregnancy symptoms what to do?

Menstrual: Irregularities are not uncommon and generally sort out spontaneously. If you do not wish to get pregnant, please use contraception consistently. ...Read more

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